The first time we met Riley, we knew he was a guy of pure determination! We had pens full of pigs and he inspected each one and made a point to ask questions about what we thought about each prospect. He had in mind a gilt, because he wanted to breed a pig of his own. We will never forget when Riley and his youngest brother, Sawyer, flipped a coin to make a very important decision while they were in our barn. Riley, thank you for letting us join in on your fun this year. We know there is a great road ahead of you, not just in the show arena, but also in agriculture production.
(P.S., thanks for all the star ratings, Riley, we think you are a top star!)
Some words from Riley!
Hello! My name is Riley Felten, and I love to show pigs!
I started when I was 7 years old by helping a local farmer in his pig barn. He gave me my first set of pigs, they were feeder pigs and that year I won rate of gain at my county fair.
The following year, I got a Hampshire cross from Danny Sims, and a Yorkshire gilt from Kansas. I did pretty good with those pigs.
My third year, I got a barrow. He was a really good pig. He was really friendly. I had a lot of fun showing him.
Then last year, I bought a gilt from Andrew and Stephanie at White House Genetics. It was a blue butt gilt. I named her Kara. My brother had a spot barrow, so we called them Spotty & Kara (from the radio station hosts, Scotty & Kara)! I was very proud of my gilt, she was so friendly and I think she will make a good mother. I am super excited to breed my gilt, and raise my own piglets. Hopefully I can show one of my very own this coming year. I'd like to thank Andrew and Stephanie for following me around the show circuit and helping with the breeding process. They have really good pigs and I recommend the Whites, they are really good people. They like to see their pigs grow and give very good tips on what to do.
Showing animals is my passion!! I also show Limousin cattle. I have 2 heifers, and a cow/calf pair. I just weaned my calf and have him almost halter broke. I plan to show him as a home raised steer at the county fair. I'm on the search for my next heifer. I really like to work with my animals at home. In the barn is where I like to be!
Riley Felten, 12 years old
Cherry Grove 4H Club
White House Genetics = ***********rating!! Really good people, really good pigs!!